Mahindra GenZe 2.0 E-scooter Spied Testing In India

Modified On Mar 20, 2019 By Gaurav Sadanand for Mahindra MOJO XT 300

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The GenZe features a removable lithium-ion battery and an electric hub motor at the rear 

  • Mahindra GenZE 2. spied testing on Indian roads.
  • Currently developed and manufactured in the US market.
  • Gets a removable lithium-ion battery and an electric hub motor at the rear.
  • Packed with features like a digital instrument console with smartphone connectivity, riding modes, ride-by-wire throttle, and more!

The Mahindra GenZe 2.0 has been spotted testing in India. According to Mahindra, It’s an e-scooter that’s designed to make your life easier without compromising on fun. Interestingly though, this e-scooter isn’t manufactured here. In fact, it’s been developed for the US market and is manufactured near Detroit.  And with India's bold electrification dream and rising petrol prices, manufacturers are pushing towards developing electric vehicles for the near future. This is where the GenZe comes in to the picture.

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The e-scooter has been designed with practicality in mind, and in doing so gets a ton of storage space. It also features a digital instrument console with smartphone connectivity, GPS, riding modes (Easy, Eco, Custom and Sport), ride-by-wire throttle and the ability to track and disable your scooter remotely. Additionally, it also gets LED lights at the front and rear, which should give it the competitive edge if and when it’s launched in India.

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A 1.6kWh removable lithium-ion battery powers the GenZe’s electric hub motor at the rear. Mahindra claims the scooter has a range of around 50km on a single charge. The motor makes 2PS of power and a whopping 100Nm of torque. The battery pack, which comes with an integrated charger, can be plugged into any wall socket and charged fully within 3.5 hours. The utilitarian design of the scooter means its quite light, at just 105kg (on par with Honda Activa 5G and other 110cc scooters). This should aid its handling capabilities and enable it to zip through city traffic.   

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The Mahindra GenZe features telescopic forks and a twin shock setup at the rear. Braking is done via disc brakes at both ends. Wheels sizes measure in at 16-inches front and a smaller 12-inch at the rear. That said, if Mahindra intends to launch the GenZe 2.0 in India, expect the scooter to miss out on a lot of the above-mentioned features so as to price it more competitively. Currently, the e-scooter is priced around $3600 (Rs 2.5 lakh approx.) in the US market. As you can see, with such a high asking price, the GenZe’s future in India looks bleak. That’s until and unless, Mahindra decides to manufacture the electric scooter in India and bring down its pricing drastically. 

 

Source: IAB

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